"Dear children! I come to you as a Mother with gifts. I come with love and mercy. Dear children, mine is a big heart. In it, I desire all of your hearts, purified by fasting and prayer. I desire that, through love, our hearts may triumph together. I desire that through that triumph you may see the real Truth, the real Way and the real Life. I desire that you may see my Son. Thank you." (March 18, 2007)
"zato sto je dosla."
Because she came, because she comes like a mother. And what is it that a mother does to show her love? She comes....then she cleans, fixes, and feeds us and does whatever needs to be done. There is so much more to understand in her presence. But the fact that she comes at all is the beginning of every reason. (Even the fact that she comes again and again, punctually, each day at the same time...something which has bothered me, too, is part of that reason.) This isn't just a school of love, it is a home. That is where the mother teaches.
And so, what then? Where is this mother leading us? Not too far, just back to the Church, to settle us there, that we might wait in health and hope for the coming again of Christ. The message of peace is not supposed to be ecstasy or Divine Revelation; it is simply to bring us back to the Church, our home. What wisdom in God to send His mother to do this. Who better to send than the housekeeper?
Now, allow me to be dramatic (as though this whole email isn't already). All of this is about Christ, a long, drawn out side drama to remind us of what happened on this earth.
St. Thomas said, in defending the reason for the Incarnation of Christ against Muslim arguments (among other things) that God becoming man reveals to men their own dignity by revealing to them that they are loved. "And nothing provokes love so much as to know that one is loved." Perceiving this love from God is the real beginning of our knowledge of God. What is His greatness to us, without His love? What is his majesty without his goodness? Why should we try to know Him whom it is beyond us to know? He gives us the reason. And it is thus that God achieves his own glory. As St. Irenaeus tells us with intense clarity, "The glory of God is a living man, and the life of man consists in the vision of God."
Because you come, Mother, we love you. We love you because you love us first. You come. You come. Thank you! Lead us to your Son. Help us to live in Him and His peace!
(Given by Our Lady to Jelena Vasilj, 11/28/1983)
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, overflowing
with goodness, Show us your love for us.
May the flame of your heart, Oh Mary,
Descend upon all peoples.
We love you immensely.
Impress in our hearts a true love.
May our hearts yearn for you.
Oh Mary, sweet and humble of heart,
Remember us when we sin.
You know that all mankind are sinners.
Through your most sacred and maternal heart,
Cure us from every spiritual illness.
Make us capable of looking at the beauty of your maternal heart,
And that, thus, we may be converted
to the flame of your heart. Amen
"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II